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Supplementary Planning Documents

Supplementary Planning Documents add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan. They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues, such as design. SPD are capable of being a material consideration in planning decisions but are not part of the development plan.

New Supplementary Planning Documents

In March 2018 we consulted on the following SPDs:

Flood and Water Management SPD (Consultation Draft) - was previously adopted by the council in 2012 to support existing policy and provide guidance to developers and decision makers on how to manage surface water and main river flood risk.

Developer Contribution SPD (Consultation Draft) -was adopted in April 2015, which was prepared to coincide with the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy in Peterborough. It sets out the detail of what contributions would be expected by the council from development schemes coming forward in the area.  

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity SPD (Consultation Draft) - is a new document.  As part of the review of the Peterborough Local Plan, a new Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity SPD is being prepared to support the emerging Local Plan, which will explain how the relevant policies in the Local Plan should be implemented, and act as a ‘one stop shop’ source of information and advice to developers, planning officers, environmental organisations and community groups.


Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents

Location and Design of Waste Management Facilities

The Location and Design of Waste Management Facilities SPD was adopted by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council on 19 July 2011.

The document covers a wide range of waste management facilities types from in-vessel composting, household recycling centres, to energy from waste facilities. The document sets out  guidance on location, design and lists practical issues to be be taken into consideration for each facility type. 


Peterborough District Hospital Site

The Peterborough District Hospital Site SPD was adopted by the City Council's Cabinet on 14 June 2010. The document sets out our ambition to see a mixed-use redevelopment incorporating residential, community, local retail and ancillary uses.

We considered all representations made to the draft SPD and produced a report setting out a summary of the main issues raised in these representations and how these main issues have been addressed in the SPD.


RECAP Waste Management Design Guide

The RECAP Waste Management Design Guide SPD was adopted by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council on 22 February 2012.

The document provides guidance to be considered when designing for effective waste management within residential and commercial developments. The guide provides detail on internal and external waste storage capacity, waste storage points, infrastructure and collection; and covers waste storage issues ranging in scale from the kitchen sink through to household recycling centres.


Design and Development in Selected Villages

The Design and Development in Selected Villages SPD  was adopted by the Council as part of the Peterborough Planning Policy Framework on 13 June 2011.

It supplements the policies of the Peterborough Core Strategy (in particular, policy CS16) by providing more detailed policies and advice for new development in the villages of Ailsworth, Bainton and Ashton, Barnack and Pilsgate, Castor, Glinton, Helpston, Thorney, Ufford, Wansford and Wothorpe.


Peterborough Flood and Water Management

The Peterborough Flood and Water Management SPD was adopted by the Council as part of the Peterborough Planning Policy Framework on 10 December 2012.

It provides detailed, locally specific guidance to help developers and decision makers to deliver development schemes that take into account flood and water management issues. It covers topics such as selecting sites for new development and the types of sustainable drainage systems that will be required across different areas of Peterborough.


Peterborough Shop Front Design Guidance

The Peterborough Shop Front Design Guidance SPD was adopted by the Council as part of the Peterborough Planning Policy Framework on 27 January 2014.

It provides detailed guidance on the design of new and replacement shop fronts throughout Peterborough. The guidance covers matters such as general design principles; materials and colour; signage and lighting; blinds and canopies; and security measures (including the use of shutters).


Developer Contributions 

The Peterborough Developer Contributions SPD was adopted by the Council as part of the Peterborough Planning Policy Framework on 15 April 2015. It came into effect on 24 April 2015.

It provides detailed guidance on the Councils approach to the negotiation of planning obligations in association with the grant of planning permission. A planning obligation is a legal agreement made under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 12(1) of the Planning and Compensation Act 1991) and usually relates to an aspect of the proposed development that cannot be secured by imposing a planning condition or by statutory controls. The SPD also provides guidance on how S106 will work alongside CIL in Peterborough.

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